"Shingles" what do we really know?
So today let's explore the possibilities . . .
As we know . . . "shingles" is caused by the same viral infection that causes chickenpox and that this virus can live in the body for years after the case of chickenpox is gone. That we know . . .
Now . . . the virus involved is called "Herpes zoster", also known as shingles. And it is caused by the reactivation of the "Varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes varicella (chickenpox).
As we know . . . this virus can live in the body for years after the case of chickenpox is gone . . . it lies inactive in nerve tissue near the spinal cord and brain . . . re-emerging as the painful blisters of "shingles".
Okay . . . so we also know that this viral infection can occur anywhere on the body, with it most often appearing as a single stripe of blisters that wrap around either the left or the right side of the torso. But it can also show up on one side of the forehead or around one eye.
So is "shingles" contagious???
Yes and No . . . if you have "shingles", you are contagious until the last blister has scabbed over. Someone else could contract this virus from the fluid, on say a . . . bedsheet or a towel. So best to be careful and wash everything . . . everyday.
So to sum it up . . . VZV (chickenpox), this virus is contagious, but a person with "shingles" that virus is not contagious . . . unless someone else comes incontact with the shingles virus "fluid". The fluid is the contagious part.
Okay, so is there a cure . . . I couldn't find one . . .
But . . . there are ways to make this illness a little less uncomfortable.
There's a trace mineral called "metal nanoparticles", that is a natural antibiotic. I've used this mineral for the past 30+ years instead of conventional antibiotics. The reason for this is . . . conventional antibiotics only kill specific "bad" bacteria. They don't kill viruses, fungals or many bacterium's. However . . . they do kill our "good" bacteria.